THAI FOOD is an attitude
It's hotter than FIRE in Bangkok (95% yesterday) and when I duck into a local street food joint to grab some food the food is even hotter. Anytime I travel away from Thailand it only takes a few days for me to begin missing Thai food. I know every country in the world has Thai food now, but come on, I'm yet to taste any of it that maintains that ATTITUDE.
It's fun to watch Thai folks eat, no matter how spicy or seasoned the food looks when it arrives at the table, their first question is and I am translating into English, "Spices please." And out comes a basket full of sweet, spicy, sour, salty or surprise enhancements. They add sauces and spices to everything and even to every bite if need be. They are patient, not gobbling down their food for it's sustenance, but rather delighting in the plethora of flavors swirled upon their spoons.
The photos are my lunch, spicy noodle soup with pork and an egg, and my dinner Sum Tum (papaya salad) and nom toke (onions pork chives).